Grosses

'No Good Deed' Takes in a Healthy $29.9M in its First WeekSeptember 19, 2014 12:43 PM

by Daniel Garris

Sony's No Good Deed took in $1.05 million on Thursday to lead the daily box office for a seventh straight day. The low-budget thriller from Screen Gems starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson fell 11 percent from Wednesday. No Good Deed was off to a very nice start this week with a stronger than expected first place seven-day take of $29.91 million. That places the film 7 percent ahead of the $25.96 million seven-day take of 2009's I Can Do Bad All By Myself and 35 percent ahead of the $22.20 million seven-day gross of last year's The Call.

Guardians of the Galaxy held steady in second place with $0.558 million. The blockbuster sci-fi superhero adaptation from Disney and Marvel was down 5 percent from Wednesday, which represented one of the day's stronger daily percentage holds among wide releases. Guardians of the Galaxy placed in third for the week with $10.60 million. That was down just 21 percent from the previous week and brings the seven-week total for the film to a massive $308.49 million.

Dolphin Tale 2 rounded out its first week of release with a third place take of $0.459 million. The family film sequel from Warner Bros. fell 9 percent from Wednesday's performance. Dolphin Tale 2 placed in second for the week with a seven-day start of $18.06 million. That is on the low end of pre-release expectations and places the film 22 percent behind the $23.27 million seven-day gross of 2011's Dolphin Tale.

Fox's Let's Be Cops was up one spot from Wednesday to place in fourth on Thursday with $0.319 million. The low-budget action comedy was down 8 percent from Wednesday. Let's Be Cops claimed fifth place for the week with $5.85 million. The film was down only 22 percent from the previous frame and has grossed a very solid $74.52 million in 37 days of release.

Fox Searchlight's The Drop was down one spot from Wednesday to round out Thursday's top five with $0.294 million. The crime drama starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and the late James Gandolfini fell a concerning 20 percent from Wednesday. The Drop still performed well for the week as a whole, with a sixth place seven-day start of $5.64 million while playing in a modest 809 locations.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Jan. 23 - Sun, Jan. 25

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Titanic$25,239,007-16%2,7714$9,108$274,599,1606Paramount
2Spice World$10,527,222--2,339--$4,501$10,527,2221Sony / Columbia
3Good Will Hunting$8,507,974-28%1,83112$4,647$25,479,6088Miramax
4As Good as It Gets$7,520,744-9%1,76310$4,266$76,625,6885Sony / TriStar
5Fallen$4,947,268-46%2,4480$2,021$4,947,2682Warner Bros.
6Wag the Dog$4,381,332-32%1,726-26$2,538$19,951,5865New Line
7Hard Rain$3,703,706-54%2,13225$1,737$11,712,7302Paramount
8Half Baked$3,100,230-60%1,7032$1,820$10,822,7702Universal
9Phantoms$3,065,951--1,859--$1,649$3,065,9511Miramax / Dimension
10Tomorrow Never Dies$2,743,754-57%1,905-522$1,440$60,531,1586MGM/UA